wyoming

A painting showing the feathered dinosaur species
Gabriel Uguerto / Wyoming Dinosaur Center

The smallest known dinosaur species discovered so far in Wyoming has earned its own exhibit in its home state.

A wolf crosses a road near Artist Paint Pots, Yellowstone National Park, on November 07, 2017.
Public Domain

Federal wildlife managers are gearing up to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species List. But some environmentalists say the species isn’t ready and that the government is basing its decision on outdated science. A group of biologists in four western national parks are looking at the impacts of wolf deaths on their packs and how this could affect the greater population.

Dank Depot / Flickr

More Wyoming residents favor the legalization of marijuana than at any time in the past four years. That’s according to a survey of around 600 randomly selected people conducted by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming.

If your name is John, you’re more likely to run a large company or be a politician than if you’re a woman with any name. That’s according to the latest "Glass Ceiling Index" by the New York Times. So does this under-representation hold true in our region’s so-called "Equality State"?

Mountain West states like Montana, Colorado and Utah are seeing unprecedented population growth right now. In fact, Idaho is the fastest growing state in the nation. But that’s not the case in Wyoming where the population is shrinking. 

 

Wyoming Officials See Opportunity In Economic Challenges

Aug 16, 2017
Office of Governor Matt Mead

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead spoke with international and national business leaders in Jackson about ways to diversify the state’s economy, and get off the boom and bust rollercoaster.

Flickr Creative Commons

The Bureau of Land Management estimates that there are about 50% higher than average fine fuel loads in the Big Horn Basin.

Coupled with dry conditions, Northern Wyoming land is right now extremely vulnerable to wildfires.

That's why there are two public sessions this week and next that will help rural landowners prepare for fire devastation.

Wyoming Wildfire Roundup For July 19, 2017

Jul 19, 2017
Dana Orlosky / Flickr Creative Commons

The Keystone Fire that started July 3 in the Medicine Bow National Forest of Southeastern Wyoming is active and 40 percent contained.

Evacuations remain in effect for the communities of Keystone, lower Keystone, Rambler, Lake Creek and Moores Gulch. This includes campers in the Rob Roy Campground, and dispersed campers in Cinnabar Park and Bobbie Thomson.

The USFS closure order and map can be found here.

(Flickr Creative Commons) / Duke Energy

With coal in decline and wind energy on the rise, one company wants to offer free training to a couple hundred interested people who want to become part of the highest growing profession in the next decade – wind turbine technician.

Zinke Calls For Review Of Sage Grouse Conservation Efforts

Jun 8, 2017
Jennifer Strickland, USFWS

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed an order to review federal efforts to conserve imperiled sage grouse populations across 11 western states.

The action taken late yesterday. The order is meant to improve sage grouse conservation and collaboration between the federal government, states and local communities.  He told reporters during a conference call he has heard concern from some governors and residents that their suggestions are falling on deaf ears.

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